February 17th, 2013
A seven-hour standoff in Bishop‚Äôs Shady Rest Trailer Park between a suicidal man and police came to an end Sunday night with the resident being taken down with a beanbag round.
Arnold Patzkowski, 56, was taken to Northern Inyo Hospital for evaluation and placed under arrest. He is being charged with allegedly making criminal threats and making criminal threats against a police officer.
The end of the standoff also ended a road closure for Yaney and Hanby streets and a mandatory evacuation order for the other residents of Shady Rest.
Carmelo ‚ÄėCarl‚Äô Terrano
Carmelo ‚ÄúCarl‚ÄĚ Terrano, Jr., 97, passed away on January 30, 2013, at Southern Inyo Hospital‚Äôs skilled nursing facility in Lone Pine.
He is survived by his daughter, Dianne of Minden Nev., one niece and six nephews throughout the United States. Carmelo was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Vera, who passed away in 2001.
Gerald (Jerry) Richardson
An honorable Navy Veteran, Jerry, as most people knew him, resided in Cartago and was a very much liked and respected resident of Inyo County for about 25 years. Jerry unexpectedly passed away at Riverside Community Hospital.
He was predeceased in death by his wife of 30 years, Dorothy; and son, Joe Turgeon.
Jerry‚Äôs friendly smile and happy personality was a great joy to all who crossed his path. He had a great love of fishing and loved sightseeing.
Donald Lee Kothman
Donald Lee Kothman, born July 10, 1930, in Red Bluff, passed away at home in Bishop on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. He was 82 years old. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Grace Lutheran, 711 N. Fowler St. in Bishop. Pastor Kenton Puls will officiate.
Rosary was held Thursday, Feb. 7 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Lorenzo was born Jan. 9, 1936 in Almandoz, Spain, and passed away Feb. 3, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson‚Äôs Disease.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andres Iturriria and Lucrecia Iturriria; and his siblings, Luis Iturriria, Begonia Iturriria and Augustine Iturriria.
Community members, students and school administrators gathered at Big Pine School last week to celebrate the completion of a long-awaited solar project that will cut utility costs at the school and allow the district to protect a part of Big Pine‚Äôs history.
To preserve ‚Äúthe heart‚ÄĚ of its community, Big Pine Unified School District will create a fund to maintain the district‚Äôs nearly 100-year-old Big Pine High School building with savings from SolarCity‚Äôs installation of more than 800 solar panels on the district‚Äôs new parking lot shade structures.
The hub of the wheel that is city hall will soon be replaced when the current city clerk retires at the end of the month.
Executive Secretary/Assistant City Clerk Denise Gillespie‚Äôs official title gives some indication of the extensiveness her duties. She has executed them so deftly for the last 15 years that Public Works Director David Grah said, ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs been the heart of the city.‚ÄĚ
The High Desert League Bishop Broncos got skunked in the first round of CIF basketball playoffs, losing to seventh ranked Campbell Hall, 76-35.
Edward Vernon Hunter
Born June 12, 1942, Edward Vernon Hunter passed away Feb. 7 at the age of 70. A cry dance will be held this Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. at his home at 994 Bowers Rd. in Big Pine. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Alan Spoonhunter Memorial Gymnasium on the Big Pine Paiute Reservation.
Mark Robert Felton
Fifty-nine-year-old Independence resident Mark Robert Felton passed away in Reno at Renown Medical Center on Dec. 18, 2012.
Mark is survived by his wife of 39 years, Peggy Lee Felton and his three children, Faith and husband, Robert Mcalister, CK and his fiance, Tracy Mike and his youngest son, Charles. Also his five grandchildren, Marky and Michael Mcalister, Robert Hunter ‚ÄúBubba‚ÄĚ and Braydyn and Colton Felton. He had two siblings, Dennis Felton who lives in Ventura and Laurie Lindsey that lives in St. Johns, Ariz.